Posted on: 7 January, 2019
Application deadline: March 1, 2019
PhD opportunity: Uncertainty under the arches: Network Rail’s commercial property sell-off and the crisis of affordable workspace in London, Queen Mary University of London, School of Geography, London
Uncertainty under the arches: Network Rail’s commercial property sell-off and the crisis of affordable workspace in London
Queen Mary University of London, School of Geography, London, United Kingdom
This project involves a collaboration between the East End Trades Guild (EETG), the New Economic Foundation (NEF) and the School of Geography at QMUL in order to generate much-needed insight on the possibilities for collective organisation and intervention to maintain affordable workspaces for small and medium enterprises. This research will advance theoretical understandings of socio-economic value and, specifically, inform emerging policy debates on affordable workspaces in the context of the transfer of rents from the public to the private sphere. In this regard, the research will contribute to emerging scholarship on the connections between social entrepreneurship and public life, bringing together research programmes on livelihoods and diverse economies and urban sociality and collective culture.
Applications must be made through the LISS DTP website (https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/case-studentships-student-applicants/#1543418793052-22fbe08d-502d)
Please do not hesitate to contact the academic lead or co-supervisor to discuss the details of the proposed project.